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Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Florence Rubenfeld Florence Rubenfeld ✓ 5 characters characters Clement Greenberg A Life ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Drawing on exclusive interviews with Clement Greenberg before his death this is the first comprehensive biography of America's greatest and most controversial critic Clement Greenberg was born in the Bronx in 1909 the child of Jewish immigrants from Polish Lithuania He attended Syracuse University spent three years sleeping late reading and freuenting museums and then toured the country as a traveling salesman for a necktie business owned by his father By 1935 he was back in New York working at a routine civil service job One could hardly have predicted that from these inauspicious beginnings would emerge one of the century's premier cultural criticsIn 1939 he wrote Avant Garde and Kitsch the landmark essay that catapulted him from anonymity to the center of a stellar group of intellectuals known as the Partisan Review crowd Saul Bellow Irving Howe Meyer Schapiro and Lionel Trilling among others The subject of Greenberg's essay was modem society examined through popular culture and painterly abstraction It was his uncanny response to the form abstraction was going to take in advanced American painting. This is a dense and thorough biography of New York art critic Clement Greenberg who was a major force in championing American abstract expressionist art He almost single handedly elevated the American art scene to be the acknowledged center for modern art in the 40s and 50s and shifted the locus of art centrality from Paris to New York He was the major champion for example of Jackson Pollack David Smith Helen Frankenthaler his paramour and Barnett Newman He was also a key figure in the Jewish intellectual literary scene in New York and his essays and opinions eventually carried a heavy weight and influence He was as rude and boorish as he was brilliant and he was widely loathed and vilified especially by those artists whom he did not praise He also became personally involved with many of the artists that he promoted and was accused of actually directly influencing the art of his coterie with specific suggestions Further his involvement with art dealers led many to suspect that he profited from the success of the artists he fostered He also became involved with a weird sect of psychoanalysis which called for the severance of all forms of dependency on family and friends and led to a pattern of license and dissolute behaviorI found this to be very useful in understanding the curious rise of abstract impressionism and the New York environment of art and intellectual literacy in the mid 20th century Greenberg was a key figure in all of this and Rubenfeld has researched it carefully It s surprising that there are not books on this fascinating and larger than life figure This is a good start The Conductor years sleeping late reading and freuenting museums and then toured the country as a traveling salesman for a necktie business owned by his father By 1935 he was back in New York working at a routine civil service job One could hardly have predicted that from these inauspicious beginnings would emerge one of the century's premier cultural criticsIn 1939 he wrote Avant Garde and Kitsch the landmark essay that catapulted him from anonymity to the center of a stellar group of intellectuals known as the Partisan Review crowd Saul Bellow Irving Howe Meyer Schapiro and Lionel Trilling among others The subject of Greenberg's essay was modem society examined through popular culture and painterly abstraction It was his uncanny response to the form abstraction was going to take in advanced American painting. This is a dense and thorough biography of New York art critic Clement Greenberg who was a major force in championing American abstract expressionist art He almost single handedly elevated the American art scene to be the acknowledged center for modern art in the 40s and 50s and shifted the locus of art centrality from Paris to New York He was the major champion for example of Jackson Pollack David Smith Helen Frankenthaler his paramour and Barnett Newman He was also a key figure in the Jewish intellectual literary scene in New York and his essays and opinions eventually carried a heavy weight and influence He was as rude and boorish as he was brilliant and he was widely loathed and vilified especially by those artists whom he did not praise He also became personally involved with many of the artists that he promoted and was accused of actually directly influencing the art of his coterie with specific suggestions Further his involvement with art dealers led many to suspect that he profited from the success of the artists he fostered He also became involved with a weird sect of psychoanalysis which called for the severance of all forms of dependency on family and friends and led to a pattern of license and dissolute behaviorI found this to be very useful in understanding the curious rise of abstract impressionism and the New York environment of art and intellectual literacy in the mid 20th century Greenberg was a key figure in all of this and Rubenfeld has researched it carefully It s surprising that there are not books on this fascinating and larger than life figure This is a good start

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Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Florence Rubenfeld Florence Rubenfeld ✓ 5 characters characters Clement Greenberg A Life ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free That placed him with no formal training in art history at the apex of the art world for the next fifty yearsGreenberg's independent opinions and combative style soon made him enemies William Phillips a founding editor of Partisan Review and a close friend explained Clem would declare his dislike and lack of respect for other people's ideas behavior character I'm not saying he was wrong he was usually right But it creates friction Greenberg criticized the taste of the Museum of Modem Art while he sang the praises of artists such as Jackson Pollock Willem de Kooning Arshile Gorky and David Smith when few in the art world took them seriously By the end of the forties when his ideas began appearing in Life Time and Newsweek the establishment was compelled to reactGreenberg had become a kingmaker The artists he praised dominated the leading art magazines and monopolized the exhibition schedules of the great museums of the world But Greenberg flew too close to the sun and paid the price Although he routinely denied having any power at all he was accused of telling artists how to paint and of being a dictat. I went into the book with a dislike of Greenberg and finished the book still disliking the man but appreciating his work Sermons and Discourses 1730 1733 The Works of Jonathan Edwards Series Volume 17 yearsGreenberg's independent opinions and combative style soon made him enemies William Phillips a founding editor of Partisan Review and a close friend explained Clem would declare his dislike and lack of respect for other people's ideas behavior character I'm not saying he was wrong he was usually right But it creates friction Greenberg criticized the taste of the Museum of Modem Art while he sang the praises of artists such as Jackson Pollock Willem de Kooning Arshile Gorky and David Smith when few in the art world took them seriously By the end of the forties when his ideas began appearing in Life Time and Newsweek the establishment was compelled to reactGreenberg had become a kingmaker The artists he praised dominated the leading art magazines and monopolized the exhibition schedules of the great museums of the world But Greenberg flew too close to the sun and paid the price Although he routinely denied having any power at all he was accused of telling artists how to paint and of being a dictat. I went into the book with a dislike of Greenberg and finished the book still disliking the man but appreciating his work

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Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Florence Rubenfeld Florence Rubenfeld ✓ 5 characters characters Clement Greenberg A Life ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Or who laid down laws and destroyed the careers of those who did not follow them The artists he excluded and the critics who supported them were so embittered that when the backlash came it lasted for two decades By the late seventies Clembashing had become the art world's favorite indoor sport Ironically though the uneven and obsessive nature of the battle the majority of the art world against one lone voice ensured his position at the center of the art conversation To this day no one has appeared with the charisma or authority to replace himFlorence Rubenfeld traces the rise and fall of this impassioned and provocative critic telling his story in part through his words and the words of the dazzling array of personalities who surrounded him She provides a new assessment of his profound contribution to art criticism insights into his influences and identity and an engaging social history of an infamous postwar milieu peopled by brilliant intellectuals and groundbreaking artists Clement Greenberg A Life is an authoritative account of a remarkable man and the vibrant New York art world he helped to defi. He was the first one who really fought for PollockA really interesting bio of a larger than life an d somewhat crazy figure it covers his huge ego sharp intellect and enormous personal failings It s really hard to grab a hold of something new and although not all of his theories hold water he had a considerable talent at spotting talent and artistic ideas Also lots of interesting gossip about that his psychiatrist that everybody went to at that time whose sage advice to couples was to sw as many other people as possible


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    [Clement Greenberg A Life read] Ebook By Florence Rubenfeld – Book, Kindle eBook or eBook Online This is a dense and thorough biography of New York art critic Clement Greenberg who was a major force in championing American abstract expressionist art He almost single handedly elevated the American art scene to be the acknowledged center for modern art in the 40s and 50s and shifted the locus of art centrality from Paris to New York He w

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    Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Florence Rubenfeld Florence Rubenfeld ✓ 5 characters review Clement Greenberg A Life I went into the book with a dislike of Greenberg and finished the book still disliking the man; but appreciating his work

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    Florence Rubenfeld ✓ 5 characters Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Florence Rubenfeld review Clement Greenberg A Life He was the first one who really fought for PollockA really interesting bio of a larger than life an d somewhat crazy figure; it covers his huge ego sharp intellect and enormous personal failings It's really hard to grab a hold of something new and although not all of his theories hold water he had a considerable talent at spotting talent and artistic ideas Also lots of interesting gossip about that his psychiatrist th

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    Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Florence Rubenfeld [Clement Greenberg A Life read] Ebook By Florence Rubenfeld – Book, Kindle eBook or eBook Online greenberg was the most important figure in the modern art movement and he wasn't an artist his relationship with the prominent mid century pai

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    Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Florence Rubenfeld [Clement Greenberg A Life read] Ebook By Florence Rubenfeld – Book, Kindle eBook or eBook Online Florence Rubenfeld ✓ 5 characters You can read my review of another Greenberg bio in which this one is also briefly discussed at Neither one is adeuate to the subject but this one is a bit better

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    Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Florence Rubenfeld Florence Rubenfeld ✓ 5 characters [Clement Greenberg A Life read] Ebook By Florence Rubenfeld – Book, Kindle eBook or eBook Online Fascinating look at the man whose critiues helped launch abstract expressionism and the amazing life he lived among such monumental figures as Pollock and de Kooning

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  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • Clement Greenberg A Life
  • Florence Rubenfeld
  • English
  • 23 March 2018
  • 9780684191102